Bidvest Wits CEO Jose Ferreira has said the club expects Bokang Tlhone to report for duty on the 1st of July 2017.
Tlhone finds himself in the middle of a fight between the Clever Boys and Orlando Pirates after reportedly signing two pre-contracts with the two Gauteng teams.
The two teams are still trying to find a solution ahead of next season, but Wits will not be pulling out of the race.
"Tlhone is our player. We followed all the right channels when he signed a pre-contract with us," Ferreira told Isolezwe.
"So, I won't worry myself about the reports I don't know. I expect him to be part of the team when his contract starts on July 1," said the Wits CEO.
The 26-year-old featured heavily for Free State Stars last season, playing 29 games in all competitions and finding the back of the net on two occasions.